Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I admit that I was a bit skeptical about the time frame of this story. I am impressed! This book is certainly a page-turner and an easy read. There were two times where I got a little confused on what was happening. For instance, the missionaries were traveling and they were separated and then together. I think I figured they had to be entering the boat separately, on the boat together, but not interacting with one another until they were preparing to disembark.
Overall, the book was engaging and quite inspiring. These missionaries struggled with lack of supplies, poor weather, poor living conditions, and lots of doubt. Not to mention they had to work with the Ponca Indians who were starving, freezing, and dying. These conditions and treatment of tribes was very real. This was heart wrenching for me. I think this is why I could hardly put the book down. I needed to know how God delivered them. The book was inspiring by showing us that even missionaries have doubts, but God can make something good out of nothing.
I recommend this book and will be keeping an eye out for more of Catherine Richmond’s books.Rating: